Wednesday, February 9, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Assaulted Dalit girl faces life time of trauma

Assaulted Dalit girl faces life time of trauma
Press Trust Of India
Posted on Feb 08, 2011 at 02:09pm IST

Kanpur: The Dalit girl from Fatehpur who was maimed for resisting a
rape attempt may have to live with the trauma of 'permanent hearing
loss' and a 'disfigured face'.

"The perpetrators crossed all limits of humanity when they brutally
chopped off her right ear. The savage attack has dislocated her right
ear bone. Similarly a finger of her right hand too is severed," said
Dr Anand Swaroop, in-charge of Hallet hospital and also Principal of
GSVM Medical College, where the girl is undergoing treatment.

Three youths identified as Shivom, Hari Shanker and Pawan forcibly
dragged the girl, when she had gone out for some work in the field and
tried to rape her.When the girl resisted the rape attempt and raised
analarm, the trio chopped off her nose, ear and a part of hand.

Assaulted Dalit girl faces life time of trauma

The condition of the girl, who is unconscious post the incident, is
being monitored by a team of experts -an Orthopaedic surgeon, a
General surgeon, a Dentist and a Maxillofacial expert at Hallet
hospital in Kanpur. The minor victim may have to live up with the
trauma of "permanent hearing loss".

Dr Swaroop said that though a team of doctors after a twelve-hour-long
surgery managed to take stitches at the severed portion, it is yet
premature to say whether the girl could hear from her right ear or
not. "This could only be confirmed when the girl regains
consciousness," said Swaroop.

The girl has suffered several cuts on face and few of her tooth are
also broken in the barbaric attack by the accused. "She has suffered
two fractures on her jaw and has lost few of her teeth in the attack.
Her face bears many cuts and bruises and it could only be said after
surgery whether her original face could be restored or not," said the
in-charge of Hallet hospital. Dr Swaroop denied for time being the
need to refer the victim to Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of
Medical Science (PGI) in Lucknow as her condition is stable.

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